Thursday, 8 August 2013

Dala Madness

I have definitely fallen in love with all my new Dala Horse stamps. I had to have a go at them straight away and here are some of my first cards where my liking for Scandinavian folklore is coming to life :) I've made quite a few of them and today is the first portion of Dalas for you :) For a start I limited myself to the three basic colours Scandinavian graphics often comes in - red, white and blue. I kept it deliberately simple focusing on the design to be as much Scandinavian as possible.
The Dala stamps featured on my cards are from noolibird.com and they should be soon on sale. Keep checking the shop. The small Norwegian star stamp comes from a Polish scrapbooking shop craftfun.pl. I also used Martha Stewart's punches and a leafy border from a Scandinavian stamp set.







All 3 together:


And a cherry on a Dala cake: my first ever Dala mug:


Pretty print, isnt it? And I love the colours too. This mug has been designed by Sarah Edmonds and you can find it here.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Martha,
    lovey Dala Stamps!
    But ..... Do you have a Mug to each kind of your stamps? ;O)))
    Happy day to you,
    hugs
    Claudia

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    1. You're not far from truth Claudia, I do have a lot of nice mugs :) I just appreciate a good cuppa :)

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    2. Hi Martha,
      oh I knew this :O)))
      Have some lovely mugs too, but no patterns of fabrics I usa ...LOL .....
      Thank you for your kind words about my Shoe-bags ... the Fabrics was an old Duvet cover which i found at Ebay last year....
      If I had to translate, what I have been looking for, I would say "farmers beddings", then you can find old nice stuff :O)
      Happy weekend to you,
      big hugs
      Claudia

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  2. Very nice results! I especially love the first one and the mug :) ....and the lemon tea!
    You're keeping your hands very busy lately!
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you Judith! I have a weak spot for nice mugs :))) and black tea with lemon is what I have always drunk. Never get bored with it.

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  3. Ooooh! Love all this! The dala cards are just adorable! and what a beautiful mug! You've been a busy crafter :)

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  4. Your cards are great. They can be used for any occasion which is very handy. Loving your mug as well it is nice to sit and have a cuppa while crafting.

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  5. These turned out beautifully. I imagine you will do many wonderful things with these stamps.

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  6. I love the Dala horse cards - they are really cute; the stamps are fab!

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  7. sooo beautiful!!congratulations!

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